The Wonderful Winter Of Oz will be making its debut at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, but only for a limited engagement from December 15 through December 30. The cast includes Singer, actress and dancer Mackenzie Ziegler (Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, Dance Moms) as Dorothy, Phil LaMarr (“Mad TV” and “Pulp Fiction”) as The Tin Man, Jared Gertner (Broadway’s The Book of Mormon) as The Scarecrow. Hailee Payne and Valerie Rockey of So You Think You Can Dance join previously announced Kermit The Frog® as the Wizard of Oz and Tony-Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Celebrity Big Brother Winner and Broadway’s Hairspray) as Glinda. The production is directed by Bonnie Lythgoe.
The Wonderful Winter Of Oz is a Holiday version of America’s favorite modern fairy tale, in the style of a traditional British Family Panto. On Christmas Eve, Dorothy gets swept away by a ‘freak’ Kansas blizzard and lands in a world of munchkins and witches. There will be cover songs from Journey to Wham!, making this the perfect family experience to watch on stage.
“With dance so close to the Lythgoe family’s heart we have followed Mackenzie from her first days on Dance Moms to her blossoming pop career. We are so excited to be finally working with her and to be able to show another facet to this multi-talented lady” said LFP Producer Mark Stewart. There will also be a student movie on December 14, 2018, servicing over 2,000 Title One school children who will be introduced to the magic of live theatre for the very first time.
Tickets start at $40 and Family Four Packs for just $99 can be purchased at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, online at www.thepasadenacivic.com or by calling 626-449-7362. Golden Tickets, which allow the ticket holder (children ages 4 – 12 only) a unique on-stage experience during the production, are available for an additional $75.00 each.